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Union County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2017: 26,564 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 24,530 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,288
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,585
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,482
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,628 (it was 3,258 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

38%

Land area: 2037 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Union County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (14.3%), Construction (13.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Union County, OR (2017)
    • 23,45295.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2545.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6362.6%Two or more races
    • 3371.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2691.1%Asian alone
    • 2330.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2020.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 110.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years
Males: 13,122  (49.4%)
Females: 13,442  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,599 ($33,738 in 1999)
This county:

$49,599
Oregon:

$60,212

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $483, upper quartile is $829)
This county:

$650
State:

$935


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $206,753 (it was $94,500 in 2000)
Union:

$206,753
Oregon:

$319,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,764 - $311,621

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $290,973
Here:

$290,973
State:

$390,551

Townhouses or other attached units: $348,972
Here:

$348,972
State:

$331,364

In 2-unit structures: $158,655
Here:

$158,655
State:

$288,314

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,739
Here:

$173,739
State:

$273,421

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $214,723
Here:

$214,723
State:

$356,423

Mobile homes: $146,344
Here:

$146,344
State:

$137,934

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,148
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $418

Institutionalized population: 322

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 59
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 33
  • Thefts: 87
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $220,700
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $212,400
  • 2006: 64 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $246,900
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $242,900
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $240,700
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $251,700
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $281,700
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $245,200
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $271,100
  • 2017: 34 buildings, average cost: $307,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Union, OR residents
Average permit cost in Union, OR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,798 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,691 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Union, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Union, OR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Union, OR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.5%
Union County:

15.5%
Oregon:

13.2%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.2% for Black residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.7% for American Indian residents, 21.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 23.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.9 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 41.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.2 years old, Black residents: 26.2 years old, American Indian residents: 40.4 years old, Asian residents: 39.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.7 years old, Other race residents: 29.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $821 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Grande, Union, Elgin, Island City, Cove, North Powder, Imbler, Starkey, Summerville.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Union County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Caledonia County, Vermont , Columbia County , Piscataquis County, Maine , Campbell County, South Dakota , Sweet Grass County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Oregon:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Union, OR
County total employment by year in Union, OR
County average yearly wages by year in Union, OR

Current college students: 2,077
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,035 (34.2% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

3.9%
Whole state:

9.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2142010 or later
  • 4282000 to 2009
  • 1671990 to 1999
  • 1471980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 145Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.8%

Union County marital status for males Union County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,960
  • One, attached: 278
  • Two: 414
  • 3 or 4: 364
  • 5 to 9: 308
  • 10 to 19: 383
  • 20 to 49: 251
  • 50 or more: 209
  • Mobile homes: 1,665
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 3,804 (74 second mortgage, 244 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,960

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Union County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,15428
Other2,3858
Catholic1,2574
Mainline Protestant1,1159
None17,837-
Union County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Union County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

7.3%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

24.3%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 482 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,352
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $291.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,121
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $193,196
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.16%
All wheat for grain: 27448 harvested acres
Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 513 acres

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 225.1 miles away from Union County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 334.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 364.8 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 251.6 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from Union County center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 247.3 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Drought, Incident Period: April 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3039: April 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3039, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Union

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,754 (75.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,047 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0.7%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 39 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 144 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 807 (7.0%)
  • Worked at home: 645 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (29%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (23%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Union County


  • German (15%)
  • American (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Union County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 343 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Union County, Oregon in 2010:

  • 328 people in college/university student housing
  • 260 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 68 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,031.

7.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Oregon average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.47% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($17,928 average AGI)
3.58% relocated from other states ($21,257 average AGI)
Union County:

3.58%
Oregon average:

4.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Umatilla County, OR  0.59% ($29,875 average AGI)
from Baker County, OR  0.46% ($29,860)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.29% ($37,259)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.25% ($46,292)
from Ada County, ID  0.24% ($28,522)
from Washington County, OR  0.23% ($44,909)
from Deschutes County, OR  0.22% ($26,571)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Oregon average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.30% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($19,804 average AGI)
2.92% relocated to other states ($23,488 average AGI)
Union County:

2.92%
Oregon average:

3.05%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Umatilla County, OR  0.54% ($32,647 average AGI)
to Baker County, OR  0.49% ($35,978)
to Wallowa County, OR  0.29% ($32,444)
to Ada County, ID  0.25% ($31,826)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Union County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Union County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Union County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Union County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Union County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,612 (3,947 aged, 665 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 627 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Union County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (232)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (211)
  • Unspecified dementia (210)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (176)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (166)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (149)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (95)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (91)
  • Congestive heart failure (87)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (79)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,698
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 258
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,838

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,153
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 925
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 187.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 140.3
  • Other - 46.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,564
  • In family households: 20,253 (3,420 male householders, 3,245 female householders)
    5,334 spouses, 6,581 children (5,847 natural, 293 adopted, 429 stepchildren), 418 grandchildren, 134 brothers or sisters, 249 parents, 178 other relatives, 650 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,507 (1,772 male householders (1,141 living alone)), 2,061 female householders (1,643 living alone)), 1,676 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 801

Size of family households: 3,442 2-persons, 1,388 3-persons, 975 4-persons, 457 5-persons, 229 6-persons, 173 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,786 1-person, 725 2-persons, 196 3-persons, 105 4-persons, 14 5-persons.

3,458 married couples with children.
1,604 single-parent households (385 men, 1,219 women).

94.9% of residents of Union speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $157,934,000 ($6,471 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,625,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,474,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,857,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,219,000
Federal grants: $26,904,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,458,000 ($72,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,023,000 ($4,165,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,314,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,534,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,023,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,592
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,238
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +177
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -491
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built in Union County, Oregon
  • Year house built in Union County, Oregon
  • 4042014 or later
  • 3392010 to 2013
  • 8782000 to 2009
  • 1,2241990 to 1999
  • 1,3361980 to 1989
  • 2,6471970 to 1979
  • 8961960 to 1969
  • 7921950 to 1959
  • 6501940 to 1949
  • 2,8431939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Oregon
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Oregon
  • 441 room
  • 842 rooms
  • 2233 rooms
  • 1,0034 rooms
  • 1,5605 rooms
  • 1,3506 rooms
  • 9237 rooms
  • 6438 rooms
  • 9469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Oregon
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Oregon
  • 1501 room
  • 1892 rooms
  • 5393 rooms
  • 1,3434 rooms
  • 5745 rooms
  • 5446 rooms
  • 1857 rooms
  • 888 rooms
  • 1179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Union County, Oregon
  • 42no bedroom
  • 2441 bedroom
  • 1,4432 bedrooms
  • 3,5273 bedrooms
  • 1,0904 bedrooms
  • 4065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Oregon
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union County, Oregon
  • 171no bedroom
  • 5871 bedroom
  • 1,7812 bedrooms
  • 9413 bedrooms
  • 1844 bedrooms
  • 585+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 237no vehicle
  • 1,3371 vehicle
  • 2,4912 vehicles
  • 1,7383 vehicles
  • 6364 vehicles
  • 3555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Union County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 340no vehicle
  • 1,7081 vehicle
  • 1,1062 vehicles
  • 4193 vehicles
  • 1544 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

81.1% of Union County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Oregon.

Union County:

81.1%
State average:

83.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,084
  • Other state: 10,188
  • Northeast: 494
  • Midwest: 1,763
  • South: 1,202
  • West: 6,727
Year householders moved into unit in Union County, OR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.2%Utility gas
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 19.9%Wood
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.1%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Wood
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 382
Here:

13.9%
Oregon:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 70
Here:

5.0%
Oregon:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

5.9%
Oregon:

16.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,736,000
    Air Transportation: $1,278,000
    Parks and Recreation: $321,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,880,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,813,000
    General - Other: $2,755,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,734,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,017,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,921,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Air Transportation: $1,304,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,189,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $815,000
    Parks and Recreation: $571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000
    Health - Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $322,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,746,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $426,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $861,000
    Rents: $580,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $420,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $233,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Regular Highways: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,195,000
    Other: $2,372,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,251,000
    Public Welfare: $1,707,000
    Education: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,926,000
    Other License: $816,000
    Other Selective Sales: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,613,000

Union County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,736,000
    Air Transportation: $1,278,000
    Parks and Recreation: $321,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,880,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,813,000
    General - Other: $2,755,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,734,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,017,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,921,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Air Transportation: $1,304,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,189,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $815,000
    Parks and Recreation: $571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000
    Health - Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $322,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,746,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $426,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $861,000
    Rents: $580,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $420,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $233,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Regular Highways: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,195,000
    Other: $2,372,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,251,000
    Public Welfare: $1,707,000
    Education: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,926,000
    Other License: $816,000
    Other Selective Sales: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,613,000

Union County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,736,000
    Air Transportation: $1,278,000
    Parks and Recreation: $321,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,880,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,813,000
    General - Other: $2,755,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,734,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,017,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,921,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Air Transportation: $1,304,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,189,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $815,000
    Parks and Recreation: $571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000
    Health - Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $322,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,746,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $426,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $861,000
    Rents: $580,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $420,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $233,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Regular Highways: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,195,000
    Other: $2,372,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,251,000
    Public Welfare: $1,707,000
    Education: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,926,000
    Other License: $816,000
    Other Selective Sales: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,613,000

Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,736,000
    Air Transportation: $1,278,000
    Parks and Recreation: $321,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,880,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,813,000
    General - Other: $2,755,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,734,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,017,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,921,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Air Transportation: $1,304,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,189,000
    Financial Administration: $891,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $815,000
    Parks and Recreation: $571,000
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000
    Health - Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $322,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,172,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,746,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $426,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $861,000
    Rents: $580,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $420,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $233,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Regular Highways: $75,000
    Correctional Institutions: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,644,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,195,000
    Other: $2,372,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,251,000
    Public Welfare: $1,707,000
    Education: $194,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,926,000
    Other License: $816,000
    Other Selective Sales: $222,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $171,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,613,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 510
  • Number of aged recipients: 47
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 463
  • Number of recipients under 18: 69
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 349
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 92
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 208
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 214
Most common first names in Union County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14476.8 years
Robert12674.7 years
William12079.3 years
James11775.2 years
Mary10280.9 years
Charles8779.6 years
George7877.9 years
Ruth6583.7 years
Donald6272.0 years
Helen6079.6 years
Most common last names in Union County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7575.6 years
Miller6980.1 years
Thompson4380.2 years
Johnson4278.5 years
Brown4277.2 years
Jones3877.4 years
Williams3679.3 years
Wilson3675.2 years
Anderson3474.6 years
Scott3177.5 years
Businesses in Union County, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Safeway1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx4Starbucks2
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Travelodge1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York2UPS5
KFC1Vons1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

Union County on our top lists:

  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"